By Anjum Choudhry Nayyar
Do you know the facts vs. myths when it comes to beauty? Many of us masalamommas have gotten advice from our mothers growing up, or mother-in-laws after marriage and other momma; some good advice, some bad. Do cucumbers help puffy eyes? Does pumping you mascara wand really make eyelashes better?
We are getting to the bottom of some myths and facts when it comes to make-up and beauty from international make-up artist and well-known dapper New Yorker, founder of Suresh Beauty, Suresh.
This man is in a class all by himself when it comes make-up artistry and application. He launched his own line of lip colour collection 2002 and continues to grow his line. As an internationally known celebrity make-up artist, Suresh is top of his game.
Here’s some of those common questions we asked him:
Wearing eye liner on both my top and bottom lids will make my eyes look small
It can if you bring the liner all the way in towards the inner eye. Avoid beady-eye syndrome by starting eyeliner about 1/4 way away from tear ducts.
Using waterproof mascara makes lashes brittle
It can if you use cheap mascara, don’t wash it off after wearing it or don’t change the tube every 3-4 months.
If you pump your mascara wand, the application of mascara can be better
No. Pumping the wand just pushes air into the tube & causes the product to dry out.
Testing foundation on inside of your wrist to ensures you pick the right shade.
Why would you test foundation on your hand? It’s a different color than your face. Test foundation on your face, against your jawline. Nowhere else.
What is the best way to apply foundation?
With a synthetic foundation brush, starting at the center of face & moving outward. Apply in daylight or full spectrum lighting (artificial lighting that mimics daylight). Avoid yellow-based lighting.
How do you hide crow’s feet?
You can’t. Not with makeup, anyway. You can try using a silicone-based foundation primer which will diffuse the appearance of. Botox is the best way.
More about Suresh
At 19, Suresh attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC to study fashion design. During school, he worked part-time at the Estee Lauder counter as a sales associate later started assisting senior artists on-set for various magazines, photo shoots and fashion shows. In 2002, at the age of 21, he launched Suresh Beauty, offering high-end makeup services and a line of cosmetics.